Derby County are in the box seat in the race to sign Liverpool winger Harry Wilson, according to a tweet from a reliable journalist.

John Percy from the Daily Telegraph tweeted, confirming that Stoke City had made a renewed bid for Wilson, but that Derby remained favourites after Lampard held talks with the Liverpool youngster over the weekend.

Here is a look at his tweet:

Many people had believed that Stoke City were favourites after the Potters sold Xherdan Shaqiri to the Merseyside giants, but it appears that will have no impact on the future of Harry Wilson.

Wilson has attracted the attention from a number of Sky Bet Championship clubs this summer, with Leeds United, Stoke City and Aston Villa all said to be interested in the 21-year-old.

Leeds are set to miss out on another transfer target after what has already been a disappointing summer, while Aston Villa’s interest was never thought to be anything substantial.

Wilson caught the eye of these second tier clubs following an excellent second half of the season on loan at Hull City last campaign.

The Wales international played just 13 games for the Tigers, but managed to score seven goals, and he was rewarded for that by being offered a new contract at Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp clearly rates him quite highly, but is wanting him to gain more first team experience elsewhere before trying to integrate him into the first team picture at Anfield.

Alan Nixon of the Sun also shared his views on Harry Wilson, stating that although Stoke have been interested for a long time, it is currently only Derby County who “have permission to close the deal.”

 


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